Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD Sentinel DX4000 (WDBLGT0040KBK/WDBLGT0060KBK/WDBLGT0080KBK/WDBLGT0120KBK/WDBLGT0160KBK )
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The unit was used and did not even have the right drives in it....
14 May 2014
Summary: The outside still looked new; however, I opened it up to find drives with labels peeled off. It took a couple of restarts to start and after completing the setup process to get to a screen to check the harddrive capacity it had 1.18 TBs....UGGGGH! It was supposed to have 4 TB. Waisted my time, money, and effort....
Summary: One of the four drives failed the first week. WD lists the replacement but says it is out of stock and google says it is discontinued. Found a substitute and got it up but realized that the 1.5 software on the drive is old and 1.7 is available, however the unit will not take the new software either over the network as it is supposed to or by downloading the file and updating manually. So the server is stuck with 1.5 software with no updates.
Summary: I purchased this server and did not use it or try to use it for a few months due to me getting other hardware and software together before trying to set up and configure. I just tried using the server and realized I got ripped off. The server is locked. There is not password. The server was not wiped and cleaned and there are only 1.79 TB available. I have tried to reset sseveral times but with no success. This seller should be removed from Amazon.
Summary: I had the same issue with the WD Sentinel DX4000, first out of the box. I tried to connect to the unit using the browser ([...] I got the error message "Error 503: Service Unavailable". I tried a couple things with WD support over the phone, like directly connect the unit to the back of my laptop, but that didn't work. Only solution is to download the 7gb server recover ISO, AND you need an 8gb usb stick to make a bootable stick to attach to the DX4000.
Summary: "Loading OS Please Wait . . . " Get used to seeing this on the display. When it loses power you will get this. If you are lucky is will only take a few hours, if your not it may take days. I expected more from a Western Digital product, but I guess that is what happens when you rely on a MicorSoft product to do the really important job. Would have been nice to be able to easily load a Linux variant.